Despite being injured while playing rugby, the passion for the game often continues. As far as possible, the Players’ Fund tries to facilitate this by arranging access to wheelchair friendly suites at three rugby stadiums around the country.
At each of the stadiums, different procedures are followed, so if anyone is living with a physical disability and would like to enjoy the excitement of a live rugby match, we encourage them to contact our office so we can help where possible.
Newlands – Players’ Fund Suite 301
The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund are the proud owners of suite 301 in the Newlands Rugby Stadium. The suite situated on the Danie Craven Stand has been converted to cater to people living with disabilities. Fourteen wheelchairs and a helper per guest can be accommodated for every fixture during the rugby season.
The suite not only caters for recipients of the Chris Burger Fund, but any rugby enthusiast living with a disability. The tickets are free of charge and include snacks and a selection of drinks.
The tickets are distributed by means of a first come first serve basis. From 10h00 on the Friday two weeks prior to the game one can phone (021) 659 5615 to reserve a ticket for themselves and their helper. Be sure to be on the ball though, as tickets go in mere minutes!
Loftus Versveldt – Suite N219
The Players’ Fund, in conjunction with the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd, the Blue Bulls Wheelchair Association and Vodacom opened this suite in 2011 to create a more suitable and comfortable area in Loftus for people with disabilities to watch the rugby.
Should anyone with a disability like to utilise this suite, tickets are R150 which also includes complimentary access for a companion/helper. To book these tickets directly please call Nola Padiachy (012) 420 0700.
Recipients of the Players’ Fund can call into the office on the Thursday two weeks prior to the fixture in order to secure tickets.
Kings Park – Amasondo Suite
Since 1995, a group of wheelchair users headed by Ari Seirlis (CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa- also known as QASA) leased a suite at Kings Park, which they made accessible, affordable and comfortable for wheelchair users to watch sport. The suite recently underwent renovation in 2012 which the Fund assisted financially.
They presently offer tickets on a rotation basis to members of the Chris Burger Fund. To apply for a ticket at the Amasondo Suite you can contact Dean on Shand@bundunet.co.za.